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Dr. Pournima

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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Pournima is a trusted Dentist in Porur, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Pournima personally at Sankaran Dental Hospital & Oral Cancer Center in Porur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Pournima on Lybrate.com.

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Sankaran Dental Hospital & Oral Cancer Center

Plot No.9, First Floor, Trunk Poonamallee Road, Jayanagar Estate, Karambakkam, Porur, Chennai - 600116, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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I am 44 years old male. I am suffering from bad smell from my mouth. It is increasing day by day. I am brushing my teeth thrice in a day. How may I come out from this matter.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
I am 44 years old male. I am suffering from bad smell from my mouth. It is increasing day by day. I am brushing my te...
Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits. Basically, all the food eaten begins to be broken down in your mouth. As foods are digested and absorbed into the bloodstream, they are eventually carried to your lungs and given off in your breath. If you eat foods with strong odors (such as garlic or onions), brushing and flossing -- even mouthwash -- merely covers up the odor temporarily. The odor will not go away completely until the foods have passed through your body. Practice good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with fluoridetoothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. Brush teeth after you eat (keep a toothbrush at work or school to brush after lunch). Don't forget to brush the tongue, too. Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months or after an illness. Use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between teeth once a day. Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash twice a day. Dentures should be removed at night and cleaned thoroughly before being placed in your mouth the next morning. See your dentist regularly -- at least twice a year. He or she will conduct an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning and will be able to detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor.
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Hello, I am 34 years old male and I have a dry mouth for last 4 months. When I drink water after 30 minute I need to water. What should I do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Dear the problems could be either of the two either it is xerostomia or dry mouth for which there are different causes. Or it is polydipsia or increase in thirst for which there are different causes. However the most common condition for this hot temperature and diabetes. Please get your fasting blood sugar test done and get back
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Sir I have a dental problem of cavity problem so what can I do to stop this shit help me.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Sir I have a dental problem of cavity problem so what can I do to stop this shit help me.
It's bad to keep shit in mouth very unhealthy habit pl go to a dentist n get filling done publicly using such language does not give u a better grading
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Regarding my re rct I have got 2 opinions, one dentist is suggesting re rct, crown lengthening, post and core and then cap, another dentist is saying to leave it as it is for now as there is no pain, just put a cap on, I am confused pls advise, the x ray showed one white root not touching the bottom and some black accumulation at the bottom also.

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Regarding my re rct I have got 2 opinions, one dentist is suggesting re rct, crown lengthening, post and core and the...
If you don't have pain then leave it as it is and if cover is not there then better to go for the re rct.
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Both my dad and mom can't able to have any foods due to teeth issues, almost most of the teeth has got damaged, they feel headache cheek pain etc due to that. Pls help, is there possibility to remove teeth all at a time and fix it all at a time?

General Physician, Kolkata
Both my dad and mom can't able to have any foods due to teeth issues, almost most of the teeth has got damaged, they ...
Yes definitely things can be worked out. I would suggest you to take your parents to a dental surgeon soon. Nowadays new technologies have really made these things easier. Hope they get relief soon.
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I visited a dentist today because of gap between my upper jaw incisors, my lower jaw is retracted and he advised me to go for MORA followed with self-ligating braces. On doing research I came across MARA, could someone tell me the difference between the two and around how much would it cost for the treatment. Thank you.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Gorakhpur
I visited a dentist today because of gap between my upper jaw incisors, my lower jaw is retracted and he advised me t...
MORA stands for Mandibular Orthopedic Repositioning Appliance. Advanced study in treating temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a prerequisite to achieve optimum results with this appliance. It consists of clear acrylic bite pads covering the molars and bicuspids connected by a heavy, oval lingual bar.  whereas The MARA (short for Mandibular Anterior Repositioning Device) is one of many orthodontic devices that is designed to correct overbites. Hope you get the differences now.
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I often face some problem in my chin. Sometimes when I eat something or chew something, suddenly a sprain in my jaw appears and it gives a lot of pain. What should I do?

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
I often face some problem in my chin. Sometimes when I eat something or chew something, suddenly a sprain in my jaw a...
It can be a problem of tmj. Common symptoms include: •Pain or tenderness in your face, jaw joint area, neck and shoulders, and in or around the ear when you chew, speak, or open your mouth wide •Problems when you try to open your mouth wide •Jaws that get" stuck" or" lock" in the open- or closed-mouth position •Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when you open or close your mouth or chew. This may or may not be painful. •A tired feeling in your face •Trouble chewing or a sudden uncomfortable bite -- as if the upper and lower teeth are not fitting together properly •Swelling on the side of your face You may also have toothaches, headaches, neck aches, dizziness, earaches, hearing problems, upper shoulder pain, and ringing in the ears (tinnitus). Home Treatments for TMD Home Treatments for TMD There are things you can do on your own to help relieve TMD symptoms. Your doctor may suggest you try some of these remedies together. •Use moist heat or cold packs. Apply an ice pack to the side of your face and temple area for about 10 minutes. Do a few simple jaw stretches (if your dentist or physical therapist OKs them). When you’re done, hold a warm towel or washcloth to the side of your face for about 5 minutes. Perform this routine a few times each day. •Eat soft foods. Add yogurt, mashed potatoes, cottage cheese, soup, scrambled eggs, fish, cooked fruits and vegetables, beans, and grains to your menu. Cut foods into small pieces so you chew less. Skip hard, crunchy foods (like pretzels and raw carrots), chewy foods (like caramels and taffy), and thick or large bites that require you to open wide. •Avoid extreme jaw movements. Keep yawning and chewing (especially gum or ice) to a minimum and don’t yell, sing, or do anything that forces you to open wide. •Don't rest your chin on your hand. Don’t hold the phone between your shoulder and ear. Practice good posture to reduce neck and facial pain. •Keep your teeth slightly apart as often as you can. This will relieve pressure on your jaw. Put your tongue between your teeth to control clenching or grinding during the day. •Learn relaxation techniques to help loosen up your jaw. Ask your dentist if you need physical therapy or massage. Consider stress reduction therapy as well as biofeedback. TREATMENT PRESCRIBED BY A DENTIST •Medications. Your dentist can prescribe higher doses of NSAIDs if you need them for pain and swelling. He might suggest a muscle relaxer to relax your jaw if you grind or clench your teeth. Or an anti-anxiety medication to relieve stress, which may bring on TMD. In low doses they can also help reduce or control pain. Muscle relaxants, anti-anxiety drugs, and antidepressants are available by prescription only. •A splint or night guard. These plastic mouthpieces fit over your upper and lower teeth so they don’t touch. They lessen the effects of clenching or grinding and correct your bite by putting your teeth in a more correct position. What’s the difference between them? You wear night guards while you sleep. You use a splint all the time. Your dentist will tell you which type you need. •Dental work. Your dentist can replace missing teeth and use crowns, bridges, or braces to balance the biting surfaces of your teeth or to correct a bite problem. Other Treatments.
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Can yellow teeth be cured and make them white? Wat is the process .how much it charges.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Can yellow teeth be cured and make them white? Wat is the process .how much it charges.
Whitening or Bleaching can whiten your yellow teeth, another option is veneers, best can be decided once you visit the dental facility on clinical examination.
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I am 11 and my teeth are moving you gave me the answer that ater teeth has grown in the mouth it moves for 3 years but they are moving from 4 years and I am very very very worried please help me something they are paining.

Diploma in Endodontist, BDS
Dentist, Madurai
I am 11 and my teeth are moving you gave me the answer that ater teeth has grown in the mouth it moves for 3 years bu...
Hi, lybrate-user, it takes about six years, between the ages of six and 12, for children to lose their primary (deciduous) teeth and gain their permanent teeth. Nothing to worry about.
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